2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 2, 2007 5:48 AM by oak_owl

    Which SWF files control appearance?

    oak_owl
      After publishing a SCORM Breeze file, I want to change the appearance of the skins and background without having to re-publish the PPT file. Are there SWF files that I can copy and paste from another, correctly published, project? If so, which SWF files are they?
        • 1. Re: Which SWF files control appearance?
          robva65 Level 2
          Oak,

          One way to modify the "theme" applied to a published presentation is to massage the vconfig.xml document.

          It can be found in the data directory of a published ppt deck. Open vconfig.xml in Notepad, for example, and what you're looking for is found at the top of the document. Specifically, look for the <colors> node in the xml and you should see 6 tags related to the interface colors, which are all identified by the <uicolor> tag. The block of information should look similar to this:

          <uicolor name="primary" value="0x######"/>
          <uicolor name="glow" value="0x######"/>
          <uicolor name="text" value="0x######"/>
          <uicolor name="light" value="0x######"/>
          <uicolor name="shadow" value="0x######"/>
          <uicolor name="background" value="0x######"/>

          Couple of things:
          1. the # symbol that I included here references hexadecimal color code typically used in HTML, XML , etc. You do not want to eliminate or change the 0 that precedes the x as in 0x#######, or color changes that you make here will end up with less than desirable results.
          2. regarding the "name" attributes:
          Primary controls the way that the main panels in Breeze are displayed. This references the Notes, Outline and Playback/Nav area of the Breeze content interface.

          Glow does what it says: it creates the outer glow on clickable elements such as the play/pause button, paperclip icon, etc.

          Text also does what it says: allows you to change the color of your text of the Breeze panels.

          Light references the highlight bar that is displayed in the Navigation/Outline and the Thumbnail panels when you're on a specific "slide" in the presentation.

          Background controls the background gradient behind the ppt slides.

          Hope that helps!

          Best,

          Rob
          • 2. Re: Which SWF files control appearance?
            oak_owl Level 1
            Thanks Rob, that did the trick!